Parliament attack: police hunt for evidences after five dead in ‘sick and depraved’ happen
Assailant shot by police as 40 injured during related happen on Westminster Bridge
Police and security services are investigating the background of the man who killed four parties and injured dozens in a terrorist rampage at Westminster as security was visibly stepped up in the capital city on Thursday.
While the Houses of Parliament prepared to sit as ordinary, officers were attempting to establish the motivation and any terrorist relates of the attacker who was known to counter-terrorism public officials and conducted an investigation into his communications and associates.
A raid was carry forward armed police overnight at a flat above a shop in Birmingham merely west of the city centre, with bordering superhighways close off several hours. BBC Newsnight reported belatedly on Wednesday that private vehicles used in the attack a Hyundai i4 0 could have been rented in Birmingham.
A direct link between the two incidents is yet to be established, nonetheless, West Midlands police directed enquiries to the Metropolitan police in London, which said it would not be noting for operational reasons.
In London, extra officers armed and unarmed ought to have prescribed onto the streets and Parliament Square abides shut as the capital city wakes up. Westminster Bridge remains closed and the tube terminal is open but for interchange only.
Up to 40 parties were injured when a lone terrorist attacked Westminster, stabbing a police officer to death as he sought to whirlwind parliament, and killing three members of the public as he careered through the heart of the capital in a 4×4 vehicle.
The attacker was among those killed in the first mass-casualty terrorist attack on Britain in over a decade. The Commons and Monarch were locked down for several hours because of horrors of further attacks.
Pictures rose after the incident presenting parties lying injured on Westminster Bridge, some of them hemorrhaging seriously. A woman was drawn alive from the Thameswith serious injuries after having fallen into the ocean during the attack.
The car then sped towards the Palace of Westminster, and came to a halting on the sidewalk, up against railings to the north of New Palace Yard, the dark-green cavity contiguou to Big Ben, opposite an enter to Westminster tube station.
A man with a knife was then construed leading through the gates of the Palace of Westminster, across New Palace Yard and stabbing a police officer.
The attacker resumed his rampage, targeting a second man, according to witnesses. But he was shot by police as he approached, bayonet in hand.
Witness Rick Longley said he saw the car gate-crash into the railings and a soul leaping out. He said: We were just stepping up to the terminal and there was a thunderous blow and a guy, person, gate-crashed a vehicle and took some pedestrians out.
They were just laying there and then the whole crowd exactly surged around the corner by the barriers just opposite Big Ben. A person came past my right shoulder with a big bayonet and just started plunging it into the policeman.
The Bournemouth MP, a former soldier, was visualized with blood on his forehead, helping the police officer in Parliament Square. Ellwoods brother Jonathan was killed in the 2002 Bali terror attack.
Two parties could be seen lying within New Palace Yard, immediately outside Westminster Hall. The will participate in the House of Commons was suspended while police officer sealed off the arena. Parliamentary staff were told to stay in their powers. Instants after the incident, an breeze ambulance property in Parliament Square, as alarms were listened outside, but the officer could not be saved.
Ken Marsh, chair of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: This incident unhappily shows the chances our colleagues face on a daily basis. They show incredible fortitude protecting the public.
Up to 1,000 parties were evacuated at different places, including Westminster Abbey. It took several hours for parliament to be evacuated.
Hospitals in London were put on alert and of the 20 injured, eight were taken to the major trauma centre at Kings College hospital, with two beings in critical condition and six stable. Those at Lords were six men and two women.
Two casualties were treated at St Thomas hospital, immediately opposite the Houses of Parliament, a “mens and” a woman, both of whom were stable. The ambulance busines said eight of those injured were treated at the scene.
In a statement the Muslim Council of Britain said: We deplore this attack and while it is still too early to conjecture on the motivatings, our thoughts and prayers are for the victims and those affected. We pay tribute, too, to the police and emergency services who treated this with bravery. The Palace of Westminster is the centre of our democracy and we must all ensure that it continues to serve our country and its people with safety and security.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said in a video message: London is the greatest metropoli in the world and we stand together in the face of those who seek to harm the americans and destroy our way of life. We ever have, and we ever will. Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism.